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Upside Down Under

By Marvin Baker, a new weekly column in The Kenmare News

Where's the customer service? ...

When I was a kid, I delivered Grit, if you remember that newspaper, a general publication mostly about rural America.

Posted 6/02/15 (Tue) read more »

A dangerous precedent

A lot of people are wondering why the Keystone XL Pipeline isn’t being built. The idea has been dragging on now for nearly 10 years with little construction progress.

Posted 5/26/15 (Tue) read more »

Bring back wholesome TV . . .

On Nov. 24, 1963, television viewers in the United States saw something hideous, scary, cruel and unprecedented.

Posted 5/20/15 (Wed) read more »

What do you think it will take?

We keep seeing reports on the TV news about ISIS and how these hoodlums continue to get news coverage for carrying out cowardly attacks.

Posted 5/12/15 (Tue) read more »

Beware the online university. . .

With high school graduations coming up and some people undecided on where they’re going for their higher education, I thought I’d do some research, talk to experts and write an article about these online universities that keep popping up.

Posted 5/05/15 (Tue) read more »

Khadr should remain in prison

Does the name Omar Khadr ring a bell to anyone? How about Sgt. Christopher Speer?

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue) read more »

The paradigm will now shift. . .

Two major retailers in the United States, Lowe’s and Home Depot, announced last week they are phasing out chemicals that contain neonicotinoids, the active ingredients that have been known to kill honeybees.

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue) read more »

Remember Christopher Stevens...

Last Sunday (April 12) Hillary Clinton officially announced she is running for the nation’s highest office and wants to be the first female president in American history.

Posted 4/14/15 (Tue) read more »

My favorite Martian . . .

We brought you some information several months ago about a project called Mars One. It’s essentially the planning of a manned settlement to Mars in 2025.

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue) read more »

A quirky hobby intensifies...

I’ve been thinking about my dad lately because when I was a kid, he got me started on a hobby that has recently turned into an obsession.

Posted 3/31/15 (Tue) read more »